COPD is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases. Exacerbations and comorbidities contribute to the overall severity in individual patients. The condition is non reversible and can become more serious over time.
May be acceptable for PBSC only if mild disease (equivalent to GOLD I-II, FEV1>50%).
General anesthesia induces a significantly increased risk for postoperative pulmonary morbidity.
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, And Prevention, 2013 (http://www.goldcopd.org)
Included in ICD-9 codes 490-496